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List of human body parts idioms beginning with D and meanings


How the idioms are listed

There are 3 parts to each idioms the first part is what the idiom is, then an explanation of what it means and the last part is an example of how to use it in a sentence.

How do I use the list of human body parts idioms A to Z?

To use the list of idioms click on each letter of the alphabet to get the list of the human body parts idioms for that letter.

[ A ] [ B ] [ C ] [ D ] [ E ] [ F ] [ G ] [ H ] [ I ] [ J ] [ K ] [ L ] [ M ] [ N ] [ O ] [ P ] [ Q ] [ R ] [ S ] [ T ] [ U ] [ V ] [ W ] [ X ] [ Y ] [ Z ]

Human body parts idioms beginning with D

dead from the neck up

- to be very stupid

My boss seems to be dead from the neck up.

difficult to stomach (someone or something)

- to be unable to accept someone, to be unable to accept something that you think is unpleasant or wrong

It is difficult to stomach my friend when she begins to complain about things.

Don't hold your breath.

- Don't stop breathing to wait for something (because it will never happen).

"Don't hold your breath," I said when my friend asked when he would be able to borrow our friend's car.

down to the bone

- entirely, to the core

The rain and snow chilled me right down to the bone.

draw blood

- to make a wound that bleeds

The young boxer was the first to draw blood during the boxing match.

drop (something) into (someone's) lap

- to give a problem that you have to someone else to solve

My boss dropped much extra work into my lap just before my vacation.

dump (something) into (someone's) lap

- to give a problem that you have to someone else to solve

My supervisor dumped some extra work into my lap just before I was going home.

eyes are bigger than one's stomach

- taking more food than one can eat

My eyes were bigger than my stomach when I went to the buffet table and took too much food.

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